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Pucllana is pre Inca religious site found in the middle of Lima, Peru

By February 4, 2020 No Comments

Pucllana is a great adobe pyramid located right in the middle of Lima, Peru. It is built as seven staggered platforms and served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of the Lima Culture, a society which developed in the Peruvian Central Coast between the years of 200 AD and 700 AD.

With the intended purpose of having the elite clergymen (who politically governed several valleys in the area) express their complete religious power and ability to control the use of all the natural water resources (saltwater and freshwater) of the zone, a Great Pyramid was constructed that was 1500 feet long, 300 feet wide, and 70 feet high.

The Great Pyramid is surrounded by a plaza that is divided into two separate sections. One section has evidence of deep pits where offerings of fish and other marine life were given to attain the favor of the gods. The other section is an administrative area.

Other remains have been uncovered belonging to the Wari Culture (500 – 1000 AD) including the bodies of the “Señor de los Unkus” (The Lord of the Unkus), which belonged to the first tomb within the ceremonial center to have been discovered completely intact. This tomb holds three separate burial shrouds containing the remains of three adults–two of which have masks–and those of a sacrificed child.

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